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Letter from Amasa Parker to His Wife (pages 2 and 3), 1837

Mon, 2013-02-18 14:42 -- administrator

In the 19th century, few congressional members brought their wives or families to Washington with them. In this letter home, Representative Parker of New York fretted over his wife's poor health and sketched the seating arrangement in the dining room of his boardinghouse.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

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